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  1. Agreed. And he I think he said “might” as well. But a whole bunch of websites and people have interpreted this, incorrectly imo, as a near term “will”.
  2. AC’s 321’s, mainline anyway, barely have the range for YYZ-LAX/SFO. The 321’s being talked about for overseas are a different animal. A quick search indicates the NEO version increases range by 500nm to 3500. The LR gets you 4100-4500nm range and the newest XLR is 4700. Bottom line...I think you would at minimum require an ETOPS equipped 321 NEO for any YYZ/YUL- Western Europe mission.
  3. There aren’t any ETOPS 321’s in the fleet either or any with the range.
  4. It was repaid early. 2011 id I recall.
  5. I have heard this stated many times. But I have read through AT’s financials and I cannot find any evidence of this. They own some undeveloped land in Mexico that they would like to build a resort on but are yet to raise the funding to accomplish this. Do you have any reference? edit: was able to find this: In addition to maintaining strong business relations with thousands of hotels, Transat operates in the accommodations industry. In October 2017, it sold its 35% minority interest in Ocean Hotels to H10 Hotels with the aim of accelerating the development of its own hotel chain at South destinations. The Corporation currently holds a 50% stake in Rancho Banderas All-Suites Resort near Puerto Vallarta on the Mexican Pacific coast. The hotel now has 49 suites, and will expand this to 263 by 2018. Transat is firmly committed to becoming a full-fledged hotel operator in order to fully capitalize on its vertical-integration approach and have better control over its procurements.
  6. It’s non-stop coming back, SYD-YYZ. About 16:10 air time.
  7. Not true at all. A cursory glance at the AC website indicates this.
  8. I don’t agree. Things have changed from years ago. Historically you had maybe 10-20% of the passengers on a Rapidair or any flight for that matter, connecting from other flights. Nowadays its north of 50%, sometimes as high as 70-80%. So in a snow event you are going to have a very high number of misconnects. There are also a higher percentage of fully flexible tickets on Rapidairs and these passengers will switch flights or cancel instead of dealing with weather issues. I have seen a small airbus oversold by 60 on this route due to snowstorm cancellations etc and gotten a seat on a c2. This is true out of YYZ and YVR as well. Loads are less of an indicator of standby chances as they they historically were due to the very high percentage of connections nowadays.
  9. The Max sim does not replicate the MCAS scenario. They are training for it by having one pilot trim nose down to approximate the MCAS firing but the trim change is much slower.
  10. Was the landing on runway 14 or did the press get it wrong and it was actually 32? What is the landing distance of a 737-800 with a 7-9 kt tailwind on a wet to snow covered runway?
  11. http://avherald.com/h?article=4cc482c2 Here is good picture of the cracked windshield from the summer event. Both of these recent events were the outer glass pane. The inner 2 panes are acrylic.
  12. Boestar, that’s not my understanding. It’s spelled out in the regulations for certification as a common type, control feel must be essentially the same. You are correct in that it is the positioning of the engines that causes the Max to feel light in pitch compared to the NG. But any aircraft with engines mounted under the wing will pitch up with thrust. Of course we wouldn’t be discussing this if Boeing hadn’t continued on with this antique, still using cables and pulleys. FBW and this wouldn’t be an issue.
  13. The system introduces nose down trim so that the control feel on the yoke in the pitch axis feels the same as the NG. To be certified as a common type with the NG the control feel must be similar through all flight regimes. The MAX was too light in pitch feel in the flaps up, high AOA regime to be certified as a common type, hence the need for MCAS. It essentially puts the airplane in an out of trim state so it feels heavier on the yoke, that’s it. It has nothing to do with preventing stalls.